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Uintah Basin Library System Chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha Support

10/7/2015
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The Uintah Basin Library SystemChooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that theUintah Basin Library Systemof Utah is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system. The Uintah Basin Library catalog is made up of three branches which include the Uintah County Library, the Roosevelt Library and the Duchesne Library.

ByWater Solutions has completed the migration of the Libraries’ 180,000 plus items and will be providing ongoing hosting and Koha support services for them. Their custom mobile-friendly OPAC can be viewed athttp://uintah.bywatersolutions.com

Sam Passey, Director of the Uintah County Library shared his experience working with ByWater: “Uintah and Duchesne County Libraries in Eastern Utah were pleased to migrate to Koha supported and hosted by ByWater Solutions as part of an LSTA grant administered by the Utah State Library Division. Our patrons and staff now enjoy many advanced features right out of the box. ByWater Solutions has been upfront and honest with us and quick to respond to all of our support needs.”

About the Uintah BasinLibrary System

The Uintah Basin Library System is made up of libraries from Vernal, Roosevelt and Duchesne Utah. The collaborative library catalog allows patrons to search all libraries at once or one library at a time, filter their search even further by requesting to only see books that are available andset and customize notices to be sent, including when a book is checked out or coming due. Patrons will also be given access to the use of a “shopping cart‚Äù that allows them to request, check-out or place holds on several books all at once instead of just one book at a time,a “did you mean‚Äù feature that suggests searches for you if you may have spelled a book or author incorrectly,privacy control and easily updating their account and much more. For more information please visit:http://basinlibraries.org/

About Koha:
Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha’s impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

Koha’s OPAC, circulation, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies,XHTML, CSS and Javascript,making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit: http://koha-community.org/

About ByWater Solutions:
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions to support Koha not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: /

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